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leading the air assault on libyan air defense and assets on the ground, the u.s. will pull back and hand over command and control to someone. when? >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days and not a matter of weeks. >> reporter: the u.s. role will then shift to providing logistical support while the uk, france, italy and other countries enforce the no-fly zone. but no one will say how long that will last. >> i wouldn't speculate in terms of length at this particular point in time. >> reporter: after all, the no-fly zone over iraq ended from the end of gulf war i to the beginning of gulf war ii, 11 years. >>> there is now growing international disagreement over the u.s.-led attacks. norway with drew its planes because it was unsure about which country was in charge. meanwhile, russian prime minister vladimir putin railed against the air strikes as outside meddling, saying it is, quote, reminiscent of a medieval call for a crusade when someone called on others to go and liberate something. >>> and be sure to stay with abc news all day as we continue our c
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> the u.s. gets ready to hand off the mission in libya, after president obama makes his case to the nation, that military intervention was necessary. >>> from california, a sliding hillside puts homes in danger. families told to get out before their houses tumbled down. >>> and the drastic measures taken by one teen who wanted a new car. wait until you hear what she did to get it. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. president obama takes his case for military action against libya on the road today. it will be part of a major speech that mr. obama gives later today. >> right here in new york. >> and last night, the president spoke to the nation to defend his choices and also to announce that nato will take over the lead role tomorrow. emily schmidt is joining us from washington with all the details. good morning, emily. >> reporter: peggy and rob, good morning to you. before president obama used the word libya last night, he said the words international effort. and he said the world had had a responsibility to a
told us, we had it all wrong. politics plays no role in who gets the billions of dollars in coveted loans for green energy company start-ups. it's all about merit. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> following the money. >>> in other news now, at least one person is dead after an apparent gang shooting. gunfire broke out as a group of men watched their girlfriends play a powder puff football game in houston. it was not a school-sanctioned activity. the shooting took place in late afternoon after classes were out. >>> we have adramatic rescue to show you from malibu, california. the l.a. county sheriff's shafb's department brought out the chopper after a woman fell 30 feet down in the canyon. they pulled her out, flew her to a drama center. pretty incredible video as you watch her being rescued. >> wow. >>> florida is bracing for another wet and wild day after a line of storms whipped up winds as high as 85 miles an hour there. on top of that, one tornado was reported yesterday as torrential downpours and powerful winds tore through the central part of the state, toppling trees and po
us, which is why tonight's news is the most dire yet. authorities suspect a large crack has formed in the core container of a reactor at fukushima. meaning that highly radioactive material is exposed and potentially spreading through air and water. here now is david wright with the latest. >> reporter: this was the news everyone here has been dreading for two weeks now, since the nuclear crisis began. a suspected breach of the reactor core. today, the prime minister himself called the situation grave and serious. "we need to be extremely individual lent," he said, adding darkly, "this is not a time for optimism." >> think of the little dutch boy putting his finger in this crack and this crack. suddenly, a huge crack opens up. >> reporter: the canaries bravely put their lives on the line to get the cooling system running again. several of them were dragging a power cable in reactor number three when they stepped in a puddle and radioactive water seeped into their boats. two were rushed to the hospital. >> skin contamination is maybe the least of their problems. there are lots of org
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for the morning commute as the white house weighs use emergency reserves for the first time in almost 40 years. >>> wild weather. twisters tearing up part of the south. heavy rain washes out the east. a 3-month-old baby rescued from rising waters. >>> lindsay lohan in that jewelry store where she's accused of taking a necklace. >>> and you're angry but what if you heard this over the p.a. system? ♪ oh girls they want to have fun ♪ >>> and good morning, america. hopefully, everybody had a great weekend. i know there was some bad weather, maybe you got stuck at the airport. but did you have cyndi lauper at your airport serenading you? >> i think that would put me in a good mood, only if it was followed by ♪ and your plane is leaving right now ♪ >> exactly. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. big day for the president. first cattle call in iowa. five going to take the stage tonight. the first caucus is less than a yearway. who is not jumping in? sarah palin actually weighing in on an interview as she's on her way to india. all of that ahead. >>> also, george, more controversy brewing
is facing now new pressure from congress over the u.s. military's role in libya. >> republicans are now demanding specifics from the president about his goals in libya. john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. as the military operation in libya enters its sixth day, at least in public, moammar gadhafi is showing no sign of giving up. sources say obama administration officials have told european allies they want to hand off control of the international operation in libya this week. nato is already activating ships and planes in the mid terrain yan, a move president obama describes as u.s. exit strategy. >> the exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. >> reporter: in benghazi they're cheering a no-fly zone as airborne life line. pro-democracy rebels are holding onto that area. secretary of state hillary clinton calls it the humanitarian catastrophe that did not happen. >> gadhafi' troops were poised to enter benghazi over the weekend, put
and the economy in the u.s. >> reporter: back on television this morning, mommar gadhafi, staying put. that's why all eyes will be on the stock market this morning. after gas hikes at the pump. now talk of $4 a gallon. this morning, nervous investors on wall street and everyday americans on main street, are watching it. rising oil prices, translating to rising gas prices at the pump. the average price of a gallon of regular in this country, $3.38 a gallon. up 20 cents in one week. up 68 cents in a year. as gas prices go up, stock prices are falling. those stocks directly impact so many american 401(k)s, finally starting to recoup what was lost in the recession. what's behind it? >> unrest in libya is causing an increase in oil prices because of potential supply disruptions. it hits right to the consumer wallet. and has a direct and immediate impact on confidence. >> reporter: that unrest is sending oil to $99.63 a barrel. topping $100 a barrel in overnight trading. and libya's mommar gadhafi remains defiant, after telling our christiane amanpour this week, he is staying. americans across this cou
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with some of the most expensive gas in all of the land. he's in orlando for us this morning. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the price for a gallon of regular here, $5.39. and this is going to get worse as the summer approaches. analysts we spoke to said we could see prices this high across the country. now, even the airlines are starting to take it out on us. southwest airlines, raising its prices by $10. the latest casualty, as gas prices soar, the airline industry. united/continental airline, the largest airline in the world, is announcing scrapping its plans to grow the company in 2011, because of fuel price. that, after raising ticket prices last week by $20. the national average for gas has zoomed past $3.50 a gallon. >> it's frustrating. >> reporter: the nation's cheapest gas, mth, $3.19. california has the most expensive fuel, $3.90. but the priciest gas, here in orlando, florida. some of the most expensive gas station in the united states. pulling up. see how much it costs to fill. less than three-quarters of a tank. turns out, a lot. 13 gallons, $70. others
. >> and here in the u.s., drivers are already making big changes. and in rare cases, some are having their gas stolen. >> can you imagine? emily schmidt is in washington, now, with more on the stolen gas. good morning, emily. >> reporter: the rising gas prices mean you are getting less for your money. the amount to fill up your car this time last year, would leave you nearly a quarter-tank short in today's prices. another day, another record. with gas at a nationwide average at $3.52 a gallon, it's the highest ever for march. >> it is kind of frustrating. >> reporter: this houston taxi driver is making less money each day. they're up 39 cents, since protests began in libya. >> we're reacting on rumors. this is a total over react on some people's parts. let's see where this is taking us. >> reporter: there are no gas shortages yet. that doesn't reduce consumers to finding the lowest of the high prices. >> some stations have raised their prices. and some stations are slower to raise their price. it can pay off very much so. >> reporter: in the meantime, higher gas prices carry some unexpected co
controversial videos made on a u.s. aircraft carrier. >> john hendren has the details in washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. the navy found 25 raunchy videos were made aboard the "uss enterprise" and concluded senior officers fell far short of the standards navy holds for professional behavior and conduct. from ship to shore, it was a national embarrassment. crude language, riske shower scenes and one gay slur after another. >> let's ask the checkmates about being gay. that's not a good idea, is it. >> reporter: the man in the hugh hefner robe lost his command of the "uss enterprise" in january, shortly after this in-ship videos were made public by the virginiaen pilot newspaper. >> the investigation confirmed the profound lack of judgment on the part of captain honors, then serving as executive officer in "uss enterprise." >> reporter: though well liked by his crew -- >> i did not find him offensive in any way. i felt like he was doing it just to boost ship morale, that's it. >> reporter: the navy issued report on the videos. nonpunitive letters of caution to 32 ot
" joins us live from tripoli. good morning, christiane. >> reporter: good morning, robin. and the failure of a so-called elite brigade of gadhafi forces to dislodge the opponents in that town, begs the question of what these forces are capable of. and whether gadhafi will send his forces against other parts of the country. we sat down with him. and he simply refuses to accept that there is an uprising against him. for days, the world has been watching an uprising by the libyan people. but the famously flamboyant libyan leader, colonel moammar gadhafi, insists that it's simply not happening. >> they love me. all my people, with me. they love me, all. >> reporter: but if they do love you -- >> they would die to protect me. my people. >> reporter: if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi? why do they say they're against you? >> it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's not my people. >> reporter: but those answers provoked a strong reaction in benghazi, the country's second-largest city, where gadhafi has already lost control. >> he's crazy. >> he's lying and
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